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Surrey ER failed to detect man's broken hip, dislocated shoulders

Man left permanently disabled; wants answers after trip to Surrey Memorial Hospital

A man from Surrey, B.C., is demanding that a hospital be held accountable after he was taken to emergency unconscious but uninjured and came out with broken, dislocated shoulders and a broken hip.

Garry Melien, 65, is now permanently disabled and wants to know why emergency-room doctors at Surrey Memorial Hospital failed to detect and treat his injuries right away.

"Even when I walk now, for heaven's sakes, I have a limp in my right leg. It's never going to be right again. My shoulders are never going to be right again," Melien told CBC News. "I can't lift my arms. I haven't been able to drive. I can't even play ball with my little dog."

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